VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jun 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Cortez Gold Corp. /quotes/zigman/478882 CA:CUT +11.54% (“Cortez” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that it has commenced construction to complete the gold-silver processing plant situated in Matehuala, Mexico. The Company recently closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Altiplano Goldsilver S.A. de C.V. of Mexico (“Altiplano Goldsilver”) by issuing 6,000,000 shares of Cortez to the shareholders of Altiplano Goldsilver with a commitment to spend US$1.3 million to develop and complete construction of the processing plant.


Altiplano Goldsilver holds the title to 20 hectares of land in Matehuala where the processing plant is situated. Designed to process lead and copper concentrates with high content of gold and silver, Altiplano’s plant will offer a lower processing charge to the numerous small miners in the surrounding area as well as the medium size producers whose only current option is to sell their concentrates to smelters at a high processing cost.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD of Cortez Gold Corp.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.





        Cortez Gold Corp.

        Robert Eadie

        President and CEO

        (604) 602-4935

        (604) 602-4936 (FAX)

        [email protected]








We are world leaders in testing, inspection and certification services. We are present in all sectors of the economy with solutions and services that enhance the business, avoiding risks, improving operational performance and protecting the reputation and brand of our clients.